December 10, 2008
Bobcat bites Santa Claus
A Santa Claus posing with pets at a New Jersey Petsmart store says a bobcat brought in by a woman scratched and bit his hand and arm.
Jonathan Bebbington, who was dressed as Santa for the
Santa Paws charity event in Hamilton Township, said the cat bit him several times during his 5-minute struggle with it, WMGM-TV in Linwood, N.J., reported Wednesday.
Bobcat ownership is illegal in the state of New Jersey, WMGM said.